It all started a few months ago when I was looking for fun summer things to do in the area to post on the Just Between Friends Pittsburgh North & East facebook page and realize that this would be something Victoria would love to do…build a bug house at the Kids Workshop at the Home Depot.
We had to register for the event in advance, and I was really sure what to expect. It says that the workshop is recommended for ages 5 & up, but read several reviews that stated a 3 yr old would still have fun. Victoria has been a big fan of catching lightning bugs this summer, actually any kind of bug, so this was perfect for her.
We all loaded up in the car and headed to Home Depot that morning. The event was being held outside, by the main entrance. Everything was set up and ready for the kids, I appreciated an organized event after the Frozen debacle we went to a few weeks ago.
Now giving a three year old a hammer is risky business, but she handled it like a total champ and with daddy’s help, she made the most beautiful bug house!! We decided against the paint this time (and after looking at a few other bug houses where their parents allowed the paint to happen, hot mess!). Victoria and Greg were such fans of this little bonding experience, they have decided to make this a monthly daddy/daughter outing. So guess where they will be on the first Saturday of every month??
The following month they were back at it again, only this time Mia and I stayed home. My only request was that he take pictures and he looked at me like a was nuts. He wasn’t sure how he was going to have the time to take pictures and help Victoria build, but he figured it out, because I got these great shots of their time together, making a pencil holder. He even allowed her to use the paint! Brave Daddy!!
Victoria loves collecting the pins after each project for her apron! There was one girl there that had almost her entire apron covered in pins, I feel like that could be Victoria in a few years. She loves to build and I love that she gets to spend this time with her daddy! They are looking forward to next month!!